Interreg CE I-CON Final Conference (May 22, 2019 / Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Dear project partners, SMEs, policy makers and other institutions,


3 years ago, we decided that we want to give food and agricultural SMEs something more. We knew that they produce quality and especially tasty foods, but we also knew that they are facing different challenges in the area of mechatronics, food design, food safety and labelling. This is why 5 regional partners and 4 knowledge partners, coordinated by Technology park of Pomurje, joined their forces and thus, the project I-CON was launched.


During these years, we tried to help as many SMEs as possible either with knowledge transfer and by sharing and using different tools, as well as with concrete solutions from mechatronics, design, food safety and labelling. Together with SMEs in different countries, we prove that even despite their smallness, SMEs should easily say “I-CAN” to any challenge that comes in their way.


As I-CON project is coming to the end, we kindly invite you to participate to our I-CON FINAL CONFERENCE where we will present and discuss about project experiences and achievements.


The conference will take place on 22 May 2019 in Ljubjana, at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

(Dimiceva 13, Ljubljana).


For more information about registration and program please follow our website:

6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) (November 7 – 9, 2018 / Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria)

Dynamic developments in organic research – strengthening partnerships across Europe and beyond


It is our honor to announce that Elisabeth Köstinger, Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, will open the Organic Policy Summit. Ms Köstinger invites participants to follow the lively discussions with high-level speakers on the ongoing developments of organic agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe.


ICOAS brings together scientists, advisors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, associations, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders to meet and discuss latest research results and developments in organic agriculture in Central and Eastern European countries. ICOAS fosters the strong partnership across stakeholders in Central and Eastern Europe. Knowledge dissemination and capacity building along the value chain in Central and Eastern European countries are the main focus of ICOAS. Therefore, ICOAS actively contributes to the promotion of research and innovation in the organic sector.


ICOAS will take place in two main parts – the two-day Scientific Conference, followed by the Organic Policy Summit.


Join us and discuss with fellow researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, associations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders about e.g.:

- innovations and organic production

- complex value chains and organic trade

- socio-economic challenges

- organic agriculture and rural development

- consumers’ perspectives and expectations

- sustainability assessment

- possibilities and limitations of organic markets

- and many more


Share your knowledge, contribute to the lively discussions and foster your partnerships across Europe and beyond!


The conference language is English.


Registration for the conference is open now – please click here!

Preliminary Programme ICOAS´18
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#interpack2020 “WELCOME HOME”: the world’s leading trade fair for processing and packaging (May 7-13, 2020 / Düsseldorf, Germany)

interpack is the essential event for the food, beverages, confectionery, bakery, pharma, cosmetics, non-food and industry sectors.


The Next Round of interpack Kicks Off...

... and the next round of communication comes out!


“WELCOME HOME”: this is the motto of the world’s leading trade fair for processing and packaging, from 7 – 13th May, as it kicks off its 22nd edition. 


To warm up for the upcoming #interpack2020 in Düsseldorf the trade fair is announcing its presence online, for now, with an entertaining take on this theme... Our newsletter is as diverse, fun and charming as the exhibitors and visitors of interpack themselves, and attracts just as much attention.


Information on the trade fair, direct to your inbox

- Special offers

- The latest highlights of the trade fair

- Tips for your trade fair experience

- Can be cancelled at any time


Subscribe to the free newsletter here


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International Conference "Transformation of agrifood sector through novel forms of local delivery, digitalization and partnerships"

Gornja Radgona, Slovenia (English)

Pomurje Technology Park and ITC cluster (DIH AGRIFOOD) are organizing on 27th of August 2018 in the framework of 56th International Agricultural-Food Fair AGRA an international conference with an interesting topic under the title Transformation of agrifood sector through novel forms of local delivery, digitalization and partnerships.


Together with eminent speakers from AGRIFOOD sector from South-East Europe region, we will highlight challenges, solutions and opportunities for the future of agrifood sector, with an emphasis on local delivery of quality food and new forms of cooperation, which shall speed up the process of digital and overall transformation of the sector.


The conference focuses on different stakeholders in agrifood sector, who are taking part in local food production and supply, as well as those looking for local food suppliers (public sector, tourism sector). On the other hand, the whole agrifood sector is heading towards new forms of cooperation in order to be able to respond to increasing demand for increasing production, quality and efficiency. Therefore, the conference is highly interesting for policy level, concrete solution providers, R&D organizations and business support organizations on one hand and farmers, farmer organizations and food processing industry on the other.


In order to attend the conference, you need to register online at

Conference programme
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August 27, 2018, Gornja Radgona, Slovenia

8. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis

Prague, Czech Republic (English)

The 8th international RAFA symposium, will take place in Prague, Czech Republic during November 7-10, 2017. RAFA has grown since the conference was launched in 2003. The previous two events were attended by 800 participants from more than 60 countries of Europe, Asia, America, Australia, and Africa, and supported by more than 50 sponsors, exhibitors, and media partners.


The Symposium will provide overview of contemporary trends in analytical & bioanalytical strategies in food quality and safety control.


Some of the topics covered in RAFA 2017 will be:

  • Allergens,
  • Industrial, packaging and processing contaminants
  • Athenticity & food fraud
  • Novel foods & supplements
  • Smart sensors
  • Human biomonitoring

Registration and call for papaers will be open at the beginning of May 2017


You are warmly invited to our exciting scientific program and unforgettable sovial events!


For more information, visit the official RAFA 2017 website.


November 07-10, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

19. EuroFoodChem Conference

Budapest, Hungary (English)

This Conference will be organised under the umbrella of the Food Chemistry Division of European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) in cooperation with the Hungarian Chemical Society and the Faculty of Food Science, Szent István University, Budapest.
It will take place October from 4th-6th 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.


The EuroFoodChem series of conferences is the flagship of the Division of Food Chemistry of EuCheMS and was initiated by our first Chairman, Professor Peter Czedik-Eysenberg.This is the second time that Budapest has been chosen as a venue, following EuroFoodChem X in 1999. At that time the Conference Chair was Professor Radomir Lásztity.


One of the most important aims of the EuroFoodChem Conference series is to bring together experienced and younger colleagues who share an overall interest in food, e.g. food specialists and other professionals from universities, research institutes, laboratories, industrial bodies, consumer and public authorities from Europe and beyond.


The topics of the XIXth EuroFoodChem Conference will reflect the Central Role of Food Chemistry within the Food Science. Specifically:Chemical reactions and interactions of food components; Chemical changes in food under processing and storage; Bioactive constituents and micronutrients; Food flavour, pigments and additives; Functional foods and ingredients; Novel foods and nanomaterials; Food adulteration, authenticity and traceability; Food composition, quality and safety; Novel methods for food chemistry; Food chemistry in bio-economy.


For more information, please visit the website!


October 04-06, 2017, Budapest, Hungary

2nd International Bioeconomy Congress

Stuttgart, Germany (English)

The congress will be an interdisciplinary meeting dedicated to systemic approaches of bioeconomy for experts from research and industry and stakeholders. Basic research will be covered in addition to implementation strategies for markets and society in order to develop future bioeconomy scenarios.


Call for contributions will be open until 15 March 2017. We are looking for oral and poster presentations on the following topics:


  • Sustainable biomass supply 
  • Food and feed – New sources, products, technology and applications
  • Value chains for new materials, chemicals and fuels
  • Substrates, technologies and products in the biogas value chain
  • Integration of feedstock and processes
  • Bioeconomy and the environment
  • Concepts for measuring and modelling the sustainability of bio-based materials
  • Societal issues of bioeconomy

For further information please visit the conference website:


September 12-13, 2017, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany

63th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology

Cork, Ireland (English)

The Congress will be held from August 13-18, 2017 in Cork, Ireland. The theme of the Congress is ‘how science can offer the meat production and processing sector solutions to enable it to nurture sustainably at local level while offering opportunities to grow globally’. The Congress will focus on discussing the scientific basis of these and on ways to overcome major technological challenges in their implementation.


For more information about key dates and scientific programmes visit the congress website.


August 13-18, 2017, Cork, Ireland

3rd International Conference on Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease

Regensburg, Germany (English)

The third international conference on movement and nutrition in health and disease will take place from June 29th -- July 1st, 2017 in Regensburg, Germany.


A healthy diet and physical exercise play a pivotal role in aging and the prevention of major chronic diseases. Our conference will cover a wide range of topics appealing to the interests of clinicians, researchers, practitioners and experts from industry. It will provide you with ample opportunity to share and exchange knowledge and experience in regard to the contribution of diet, nutrition, physical exercise and sport to a healthy lifestyle, unimpaired aging, and the prevention and management of chronic diseases.


The conference venue is at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria. The almost 2000-year-old city is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is the best-preserved medieval city in Germany with numerous attractions from Roman times and the Middle Ages.


Further information can be found on the event's website.


June 29 - July 1, 2017, Regensburg, Germany

3rd 3D Footprinting Conference

Venlo, the Netherlands (English)

The 3D Food Printing Conference will take place on Jun 28, 2017 at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.


As with all 3D printing applications and aspects, 3D Food Printing is a huge hype. The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future. Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, restaurants are offering printed desserts. Some even claim that there will be a 3D food printer in every home in just two years. However, much research is required to change the hype into reality. Which industries will be influenced by the technology? Which food components can be printed in the near future? And which aspects should be taken into account to ensure safety and maintainability of 3D printed food? The 3D Food Printing Conference will answer this kind of questions.


Key reasons to attend the conference

  • Get up-to-date on the latest industry developments and innovations
  • Enhance your market intelligence by getting new insights
  • Develop your technical knowledge
  • Expand your network. Talk to future new clients, and start new partnerships with other professionals or innovative startups
  • Learn how other professionals create new solutions, ideas and creative ways to support their business model
  • Exposure. Spread information about your business, while sharing knowledge
  • Find out what your competitors are up to and learn ways to better support your own business
  • New clients. Find companies that need your company’s products and services

For more information, please visit the conference website.


June 28, 2017, Venlo, the Netherlands

University-Industry Interaction Conference

Dublin, Ireland (English)

Next year this three day event will redefine your UIIN conference experience all over again. From the 7th to 9th of June, 2017, more than 400 university leaders, practitioners, CEOs, policymakers and academics will visit Europe’s hub for technology start-ups and home to the European HQ of, amongst others, Facebook, Google, Airbnb, PayPal and Apple. Expose yourself to good practices and experiences of over 100 different organisations, learn from the worlds renowned academic experts in the field and network with some of the leading institutions on how to drive growth in your home region.

Call for Abstracts and Proposals

We are now calling for abstracts for papers, presentations, good practice case studies, next practice concepts and posters. Submissions will be reviewed by a scientific or practitioners committee and will be published in either the conference proceedings, the case study series, or next practice book (all registered with ISBN). The deadline for the submission of abstracts is December 12, 2016. Please submit your abstract online at:


For more information, please visit We are looking forward to welcoming you to Dublin.

June 07-09, 2017, Dublin, Ireland

TRAFOON Successful Open Innovation case:

Dirfis Mushrooms in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) Germany developed dried mushroom products, naturally-enriched with vitamin D in a sustainable way using a innovative solar drying technology.

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Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception
Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613912